The thought of working at Mount Rushmore has passed through my head once or twice as it’s a Xanterra property; however, I’ve never entertained it as a serious option because of the lack of things to do there. Visiting it was slightly anticlimactic–as I presumed, there is little to the area other than gorgeous views, and while the monument itself is pretty cool and a fantastic architectural feat, I prefer my hiking.

In contrast, Crazy Horse Memorial will be gigantic and was incredible to look at from afar. Its head alone will be almost 30 times as big as the Rushmore heads, and while it will likely take many years more to be constructed, the project is a marvelous undertaking. My favourite part, however, was probably the food–the tatanka stew I ate there with Indian fry bread was a delicious meal to remember.